Why? Two reasons: The president's blanket opposition to fossil fuels, and the coal and chemical money lobbying Congress.
With the White House unwilling to back oil or natural gas and a new strain of Republicans opposed to any kind of government involvement in industry, as many as 300,000 energy jobs go begging.
At this point, we have to hope the European Central Bank counters the Italian bond rout by printing trillions of euros.
Pimco's Bill Gross and Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders say political infighting may put a damper on the stock market.
Industrial executives crave certainty from Washington and, cynical as it sounds, view the election as a distraction that could prevent the president from interfering with business.
Recent studies show plenty of mainstream support for some of the issues that define the protest movement.
Forget the labor unions. A University of London anarchist and anthropologist is a major force behind the protest movement.
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